Protests

About 25 demonstrators in front of Oly city hall. Yelling:No justice, no peace. Live update at noon. @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/vH30qfCxDt — Drew Mikkelsen (@drewmikk) May 21, 2015 Protests erupted outside of the Olympia, Washington City Hall Thursday, after a White officer shot two unarmed Black male skateboarders accused of trying to steal beer from a local grocery store, […]

In a country that prides itself on being the apex of liberty and freedom of expression, the notion of domestic terrorism never crosses the mind of most Americans. In the eyes of many, however, this notion is all too real. On May 13th, 1985, the Move organization’s headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. were firebombed by local […]

A 10-year-old boy was allegedly maced Wednesday night by police officers as demonstrators marching in downtown Minneapolis protested the decision not to bring charges against the Madison, Wis. officer who fatally shot an unarmed Tony Robinson. According to KSMP-TV, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said the department will investigate claims that Taye Montgomery was hit […]

Large crowds joined mothers from all walks of life Saturday afternoon to participate in Washington DC’s “Million Moms March” — a gathering to call for an end to police brutality by those who lost children and loved ones at the hands of law enforcement. According to the Huffington Post, the march was led by the […]

Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies and Hooterville Junction Will no longer be so damned relevant And women will not care if Dick finally gets down with Jane On Search for Tomorrow because Black people Will be in the street looking for a brighter day The revolution will not be televised — Gil-Scott Heron, 1971 It took […]

UPDATE: 5/1/15, 4:19 p.m. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday afternoon that five of six cops were in custody, according to CBS Baltimore. By late afternoon, the sixth was in custody, according to a CNN breaking news report. From Baltimore CBS: The officers facing charges are: Officer Caeser B. Goodson, Jr. was charged with second-degree […]

Eighteen-year-old Allen Bullock became a defining image of the Baltimore uprisings when he was photographed smashing a police car with a traffic cone on Monday, reports The Guardian. His mother and stepfather urged him to surrender to police in an effort to teach him about taking responsibility for his actions during protests that turned violent Monday […]

A day after Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes shut down CNN host Erin Burnett who tried to justify the use of “thug” to describe teens who clashed with police in protest of the death of Freddie Gray, another host entered the fray on Wednesday. While checking in with Stokes about the root cause of sometimes […]

While thousands took to the streets all over the country to demonstrate after Freddie Gray‘s death, protests also continued in Ferguson, Missouri after two separate shootings left three injured on Tuesday evening. Several dozen protesters took to the streets and blocked traffic, performed die-ins and sang songs of praise for Michael Brown and Gray, the St. […]

Parts of Baltimore have been in despair for decades, however this week’s riots may have set the area back. Yesterday, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly shared his insight on how the issues between police officials and demonstrators are hurting the Baltimore area. During his “Talking Points Memo,” he said he believes African-Americans are “honest, hardworking people” […]

You’ve heard from Toya Graham, aka “Mom of the Year” from the Baltimore riots, and now her son is speaking out about his actions and why he’s thankful his mother dragged him away from the crowd. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Graham and her son Michael Singleton give their accounts of the viral moment. Singleton says […]

Baltimore citizens will not learn anytime soon from police how 25-year-old Freddie Gray died in officers’ custody earlier this month. Police said Wednesday that findings of their internal investigation would not be made public, according to NBC News. The news comes after Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts earlier this week set a Friday deadline to […]